Governance

There are many benefits to serving on our board and committees. There’s the stronger connection — spiritually, educationally, socially — with Kehillah. There’s the pleasure of getting to know more Kehillah members. And, of course, there’s the satisfaction of making a difference in our community.

If you are interested in serving on a committee, or if you have any questions about the board or committees, email info AT kehillahsynagogue DOT org.

Kehillah 2017-18 Officers

Presidents
Past President
Executive VP
VP Administration
VP Education
VP Preschool
VP Development

Treasurer
Secretary

Jonathan Kotch and Andrew Werden
Josh Ravitch
Miriam Braunstein
Ruth Katz
Barrie Harper
Jon Miller
Stan Robboy
Jessica Meed
David Luks

Directors

Joel Friedman
Josh Dadolf
Keith Artin
Jillian Breithaupt

Kehillah 2017-18 Committee Chairs

Adult Education:
Caring:
Cemetery:
Chevra Kadisha:
Fundraising:
Membership:
Preschool Parent:
Religious School:
Ritual:
Social Action:
Michele Rivkin-Fish
Sue Blaustein and Hannah Chase
Jonathan Kotch
Lew Margolis and Amy Rosenthal
Open
David Luks and Michele Zembow
Erin Hoffman, Erika Linnander, Flora Sassano
Claire Farel
Henry Fuchs and Diane Wright
Kathy Kaufman

Where we think together

For decisions that affect us all—our synagogue, our services, our education—Kehillah engages in a process called Values Based Decision Making (VBDM). We use VBDM for large, community-wide decisions and for decisions made in smaller groups. It’s a way to make decisions based on Jewish tradition and history, communal values and preconceptions, and relevant data.

For example, we needed a kashrut/food policy for Kehillah events. We looked beyond our experiences and preconceptions. We studied a variety of Jewish texts. We considered our Jewish and modern values, such as our desire to share food in community and care for the environment. After collating all this information, we arrived at our current policy. It’s working better than expected and, most importantly, everyone’s input was respected.

For more information about our community developed guidelines see: